Emancipation Broadside


This file appears in: Slavery Laws in Old Kentucky
Emancipation Broadside

This broadside was distributed during the 1849-50 Kentucky state constitutional convention. It proposed the gradual and compensated elimination of the institution. This emancipationist effort was denied and protection for slaveholders was actually strengthened in the 1850 state constitution. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


This file appears in: Slavery Laws in Old Kentucky